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Raiders forward’s season over … TV station apologizes … Gabrielle, Gropp fill hats

F Josh Nicholls (Saskatoon, 2008-13) has signed a contract for the rest of this season with the Straubing Tigers (Germany, DEL). This season, with the Colorado Eagles (ECHL), he had 11 goals and 21 assists in 30 games. ....

The gang at SportsPickle.com keeps track of preseason predictions and has recalled three of the best (worst?) that are related to this NFL season. 1. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers would win the Super Bowl (ESPN’s...

The Book Shelf: Part 4 of 4

Just in time for Christmas, here’s a brief look at some of the books I have read over the last while: Tales of a First-Round Nothing: My Life as an NHL Footnote -- Terry Ryan, who was selected...

Maxwell leads Rebels . . . Winterhawks win big in Everett . . ....

Rob Vanstone, writing in the Regina Leader-Post: “The Regina Pats have announced that their pricing structure for home games will be overhauled, effective with the 2015-16 WHL season. On the surface, the restructuring makes sense, and is perhaps overdue....

Blades, Warriors deal . . . A few veterans get releases

I realize that this blog is almost always about hockey. But allow me today to spend some space on the subject of domestic abuse. I have been involved in the founding of two charities, one at the...

Go West, young men, go West!

It was in the early 1980s when the late Ed Chynoweth, then the WHL’s leader, admitted that his greatest fear had to do with NHL teams moving affiliate teams into Western Canada and setting up a new league.At...

Wheat Kings poised to deal . . . Grant backstops Cougars to win ....

With apologies to Blackie Sherrod, we're scattershooting on a Sunday night . . . 1. The Medicine Hat Tigers are one OT loss from being tied for the WHL's best record, and who saw that coming? The Tigers...

A quiz from Dwight Perry of the Seattle Times: “Seahawks fans will remember the ill-fated goal-line pass in the final seconds of Super Bowl XLIX as: a) Picked and Rolled; b) The Wrongest Yard; c)...

Ronning fills hat for Giants … Eagles in dire need of billets … Broncos...

F Bruno Mráz (Brandon, 2011-12) has been released by Metallurg Novokuznetsk (Russia, Vysshaya Liga) by mutual consent. The VHL regular season hasn’t started yet. Last season, with Zvolen (Slovakia, Extraliga), he had 17 goals and 19 assists in...

“Michael Oher was recently cut by the (Tennessee) Titans,” writes contributor Bill Littlejohn. “Michael took the news fine, but Sandra Bullock had to be escorted off Titans property.” . . . Littlejohn, again: “Joba Chamberlain's...

Penguins put hole in Declaration of Principles … Outdoor game tickets on sale …...

Bobby Mac brings the hammer pic.twitter.com/tmPPX4FiwD — Flintor (@TheFlintor) September 26, 2017 Early in September, representatives of 17 hockey organizations — including the NHL, NHLPA and the CHL — made a big to-do of unveiling what they...

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